Fundraising Update: 17 Days To Go!

The donations are finally rolling in for our move to Lloyd Street! In the last week donors have contributed over $2000 through our online fundraising page. There’s still a long way to go, but if our community of supporters keeps up the pace, we can look forward to a financially viable project for many years to come. If you haven’t made an online donation yet, now’s a great time to check out the page. Every little bit counts!

Sunday brunch at Curryblossom was a smash success! Between food revenues and donations, we raised almost $900! Chef Rajendran was on the scene whipping up beautiful dosa and uttapam platters, while Curryblossom baristas made their famous specialty drinks for the hungry mid-day crowd. Internationalist volunteers rounded out the staff and kept everything running smoothly. Many thanks to all who helped!

Inspired by the success of brunch, we’re teaming up with the Rajendrans again later this fall for a very special Gala Benefit Dinner. The full Curryblossom team will be in the kitchen preparing specialty plates featuring seasonal local ingredients. Internationalist staff will be on hand to answer questions about the move and share our visions for the future of the store. There’s even a rumor that musicians from the Paperhand Orchestra will make an appearance in the courtyard! Dinner tickets can be purchased in advance at Curryblossom or Internationalist Books.

The renovations crew has kept up the hard work at our new space. We now have our full set of retail bookshelves painted and ready to install. Next up are storage shelves, a new magazine rack, and some interior signage to help unfamiliar customers navigate all we have to offer. Pictures coming soon!

Our Business Strategy Panel has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 21 at 2:00, so that we can make sure the word gets out to everyone who wants to be there. We know how important the input of our community will be for a successful move, and we want to see as many of you as possible! Sorry for any inconvenience the postponement may cause.

Now that we’re entering into the second half of our fundraising campaign, updates and announcements will be coming even more frequently. If you haven’t already, like us on Facebook, sign up for our members’ listserv, and keep checking this page. Remember to visit our fundraising site, and if you’re worried about your budget, just send us $10 or $20 for now. We’ll see you soon!

-The Fundraising Committee